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Rural Livelihood in Nigeria

Have you ever been to a Nigerian village or let me say a staunch farm settlement? It is interesting to see and experience farmers’ lifestyles, the food, houses, work routine, and dressing, activities, or...

Types of rural Livelihood in Nigeria

The major occupation of those residing in Nigerian rural communities is farming. However, there are other types of farmers who don’t reside in the local communities which will be discussed in this write-up. In...

Why It Is Difficult For Nigerian Smallholder Farmers to Access Loans

Lack of Awareness Several factors determine access to agricultural loans. There is no doubt that information is vital in every aspect of human endeavor. The majority of smallholder farmers in Nigeria reside in rural communities...

Establishing a Cocoa plantation in Nigeria

I’m motivated to write this article based on my experience and feedback from investors who ventured into cocoa production over the last 5 years. I noticed that existing cocoa farmers and their plantation continues...

Maximizing Oil palm Yield with less Fertilizer

Oil palm is a gross feeder crop that demands a balance of micro and macronutrients for plant growth for a newly planted crop. After fertilizer application, plant roots take up little concentration while the...

Oil Palm Farming or Processing: Which one has the greatest value?

Today, I will like to share with us some interesting questions. These questions were directed to me by a potential oil palm farmer (An Investor). After developing a comprehensive feasibility report/Business Plan for his...
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Fertilizer Management in Oil palm

We have always been telling our clients that 70 percent of oil palm production cost goes to fertilizer application but if the reverse is the case on your farm or you have not been...

BUSINESS PLAN / FEASIBILITY REPORT for your proposed Agribusiness

There is a common saying that, "if you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail". The importance of a Business Plan or a Feasibility Report cannot be underestimated in any business. It does...

Understanding Basic Agricultural Land Sizes and Measurement

Farming is a vocation and it takes time and experience to become very profitable. It may not even be profitable at all if you get the land measurement or size unit WRONG during land...

Annual or Daily labour: The cost implications and making the right decision

In the last article, “Current state of AGRICULTURE in Nigeria”, I promised to enlighten the general public, particularly farmers in Nigeria or investors who are planning to venture into agriculture on the types of...